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Flame and Citron (2008)
"Flammen & Citronen" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, History, Thriller  |  28 March 2008 (Denmark)
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A drama centered on two fighters in the Holger Danske World War II resistance group.

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During Nazi occupation, red-headed Bent Faurschou-Hviid ("Flame") and Jørgen Haagen Schmith ("Citron"), assassins in the Danish resistance, take orders from Winther, who's in direct contact with Allied leaders. One shoots, the other drives. Until 1944, they kill only Danes; then Winther gives orders to kill Germans. When a target tells Bent that Winther's using them to settle private scores, doubt sets in, complicated by Bent's relationship with the mysterious Kitty Selmer, who may be a double agent. Also, someone in their circle is a traitor. Can Bent and Jørgen kill an über-target, evade capture, and survive the war? And is this heroism, naiveté, or mere hatred? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | History | Thriller | War

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Release Date:

28 March 2008 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

DKK 45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,254 (USA) (31 July 2009)

Gross:

$145,109 (USA) (25 September 2009)
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Almost every time we see a cigarette being lit on-screen, it is lit by The Flame. See more »

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Citron picks up a British Sten SMG in the basement scene and fires it. A few seconds later he has a wooden stocked sub machine gun instead (the Sten had a steel framed stock) which looks like a Finnish Suomi SMG. See more »

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Referenced in Vild med dans: Vals og cha-cha-cha, del 2 (2011) See more »

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Breathtaking
31 March 2008 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Im usually not a huge fan of Danish movies but this one, however, takes it beyond that regular crap with cheesy endings and bad obvious acting. This movie has soul. The little things really have their part in this one and by paying attention to the details you get something you've never seen before.

First of all, the acting. Thure Lindhardt and Mads Mikkelsen manages to make their parts more natural than I've seen in years. And for once they're not talking with a rhythmic, obvious-acting kind of tone but a real and honest voice. And after watching this one I truly understand why they call Thure The Man With The Thousand Faces.

As for the directing, it is award-winning stuff. Ill be surprised if it doesn't win several prizes and important ones too.

So if you read this, which I assume you do, go watch Flammen og Citronen. I can promise you intensity, honesty, love, bravery, hate, jokes and friendship all-in-one. This movies doesn't have those cheesy, dumb, ridiculous scenes but gives you something honest and pure.

I would recommend this for movie of the year so far, if I have the power to do so. I love this movie and I admire it even more. 9/10


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